Police Car in Mombasa

A Ugandan citizen had his money stolen for Sh1.8 million after taking the same amount from a bank in Mombasa town. The police are looking into the crime.


Altaf Asarat Ali told the police that two guys wearing police gear assaulted him and stole the money.


He claimed to have left a bank and was driving towards Nairobi in his Subaru salon vehicle when he was pulled over by three guys in the Changamwe neighbourhood.


When the incident occurred on Friday at about 3 p.m. in the Portreitz H.O.B. area, one of the guys was wearing a traffic uniform and was carrying a weapon.


The group then took the money under threat of violence and fled in the direction of SGR in a car whose registration numbers he could only make out in part.


After the police arrived at the location, neither an arrest nor a recovery were made.


Detectives are looking into the situation. There are an increasing number of incidents where people are robbed after exiting banks.


Inside job, according to police. The majority of individuals are assaulted after leaving banks, which explains why.


Last week, armed individuals wearing handcuffs ambushed a man in Nyamira Town and stole Sh269,000 from him.


When he was assaulted on June 5 at about 3 o'clock, the victim, Peter Kimathi, had gone to pick up the cash, which was payment for building supplies, according to police.


He said that when he was walking home from work at the entrance of Nyamira Boys, a private car drove up and stopped him.


After getting out, two individuals identified themselves as police officers. The unfortunate individual said one of them was carrying a weapon and ordered the other to turn over the money.


Before handcuffing him, putting him into the abovementioned automobile, and driving off with him in the approximate direction of Kisii town, they also seized his wallet, which included his ID card and a mobile phone.


They left Getare behind when they arrived at Kisii town and continued on their way.


Bodaboda drivers helped him and rode him back to Nyamira town, where he reported the incident. The police claim to be looking into the situation.


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